Shaka Smart leaves Texas to take over Marquette's program
The move came six days after Smart’s Texas team was upset 53-52 by Abilene Christian in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Texas went 19-8 this season and won the Big 12 Tournament before its early NCAA exit. Texas hired him to replace Rick Barnes, who was fired after making the NCAA Tournament 16 times in 17 seasons. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 and were ninth heading into the NCAA Tournament. This season, Texas had two players, Greg Brown and Kai Jones, who project as likely first-round picks.
UConn finishes No. 1 in women's AP Top 25 for 16th time
It's the 16th time that the Huskies have completed the regular season as the top team in the poll. 1 seed in the women's NCAA Tournament when the field is announced Monday night. AdCONSISTENT WOLVERINESMichigan finished the season ranked 16th, marking only the second time in program history that the Wolverines were in the final poll. CONFERENCE SUPREMECYThe Southeastern Conference had six teams in the final poll with No. UNBEATEN LANCERSCal Baptist earned its first vote ever in the women's AP Top 25 after winning the WAC Tournament.
LeBron, Marquette, Bucks react to ruling in Kenosha shooting
Jacob Blake, who is Black, was left paralyzed after being shot in the back on Aug. 23 by Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white. The Bucks — who share Fiserv Forum with Marquette about 40 miles north of Kenosha — sat out an August first-round playoff game to protest the shooting. That led the NBA to postpone all games that day, and player-driven protests also led to postponements in the WNBA and Major League Baseball. “The Bucks organization remains firmly against excessive use of force by law enforcement,” the Bucks said. “We’ve got to continue to stay strong continue to believe in each other and continue to push for the greater change and the greater good,” James said.
The Latest: Duke-Florida State basketball game postponed
18 Florida State on Saturday after coming into close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. ___Marquette women’s basketball has paused activities because of a positive COVID-19 test. The Browns did not have any new positive COVID-19 tests on Friday, and after getting league approval, practiced indoors. It’s the second straight postponement for the Sun Devils after their game scheduled for Thursday at Washington State was also called off. Every player on the active roster practiced Thursday and Friday, an indication none was identified as a high-risk close contact with Fitzpatrick.
A fall trip to Northern Michigan: 5 fun recommendations from a recent trip
The farm (Michelle Ganley/GMG photo)We had the place to ourselves on a weekday afternoon. Wagner Falls (Michelle Ganley/GMG photo)Foodie tip: Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden is right on the border between Christmas and Munising, and it’s great. We didn’t tackle the trip with much of a game plan, so I was really happy to fall into this recommendation. OK, one last shot of the black rocks:Presque Isle (Michelle Ganley/GMG photo)4.) Two tiny people (Michelle Ganley/GMG photo)More foodie specifics: Breakfast at Bodega, brunch at Lagniappe (get the Ya Ka Mein, which is like morning ramen), treats from Donckers.
Looking back on the Watts Riots, 55 years later: In photos
(Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. (Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. (Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. (Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965. (Getty Images)Scenes from the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965.